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Weekly News Roundup - Wednesday 14 May 2003


Successful Community Games Finals

The 28th Bennekerry/Tinryland Community Games Finals were held in ideal conditions in the Palatine GAA Grounds, Bennekerry on Thursday last.
Thanks to Palatine club member Joe Doyle, the venue was in excellent order. The games provided excellent competition for the large attendance with age groups from the tiny tots to the Under 16's giving their best.
The clubhouse was packed when medal sponsor Tom Byrne Junior, Auctioneer and County Community Games President Catherine Curran presented the medals.

Some of the outstanding athletes on show were Deirdre Doyle (Girls Under 14 800m), Joey Ryan (Boys Under 14 800m), Amanda Cassidy (Girls Under 14 100m), Paul Costello (Boys Under 12 100m), Donal Curran (Boys Under 10 100m), Conor Byrne (Boys Under 14 100m), Colette Murphy (Girls Under 10 100m), Adam Murphy (Boys Under 8 80m), Aisling Kelly (Girls Under 8 60m).

The following are the results:

Girls Under 6 60m: 1st- Megan Fields (Tinryland) 2nd- Nimah Fitzpatrick (Friarstown) 3rd- Roisin O'Brien (Ballyloo)

Girls Under 6 80m: 1st- Shauna Nolan (Tinryland) 2nd- Lauren Houlihan (Brownshill) 3rd- Roisin Brennan (Rutland)

Girls Under 8 60m: 1st- Aisling Kelly (Linkardstown) 2nd- Laura Byrne (Palatine) 3rd- Marie Lawler (Cloughna)

Girls Under 8 80m: 1st- Grace Byrne (Palatine) 2nd- Roisin Byrne (Ballybar) 3rd- Aoife Maddock (Tinryland)

Girls Under 10 60m Hurdles: 1st- Alison Farrell (Mile Avenue) 2nd- Lauren McGrath (Kernanstown) 3rd- Linda Kinsella (Johnstown)

Girls Under 10 100m: 1st- Colette Murphy (Linkardstown) 2nd- Katie Doyle (Milford) 3rd- Derbhla Kelly (Kyle)

Girls Under 10 200m: 1st- Jenna Kirwan (Tinryland) 2nd- Philippa Kirwan (Tinryland) 3rd- Amanda Kinsella (Bennekerry)

Girls Under 12 100m: 1st- Aoife Byrne (Linkardstown) 2nd- Kate Morgan (Tinryland) 3rd- Niamh Redmond (Tinryland)

Girls Under 12 600m: 1st- Jamie Lee Doyle 2nd- Alison O'Neill (Ballycrogue) 3rd- Niamh Walshe (Ballybar)

Girls Under 14 80m Hurdles: 1st- Paula Murphy (Clonmelsh) 2nd- Aisling Kinsella (Bennekerry)

Girls Under 14 100m: 1st- Amanda Cassidy (Kernanstown) 2nd- Elizabeth Lowry 3rd- Samantha Sheehy (Kernanstown)

Girls Under 14 800m: 1st- Deirdre Doyle (Rutland)

Girls Under 16 1500m: 1st- Sinead Lyons (Tinryland)

Boys Under 6 60m: 1st- Niall Scully (Tinryland), 2nd- Bradley Nolan (Powerstown) 3rd- Callum McNeill

Boys Under 6 80m: 1st- Ciaran Larkin (Tinryland), 2nd- Padraig Webb (Tinryland) 3rd- Conor Ryan (Ballybar)

Boys Under 8 60m: 1st- Michael Calvey (Ballybar) 2nd- Diarmuid Walshe (Ballybar) 3rd- Jack Brennan (Rutland)

Boys Under 8 80m: 1st- Adam Murphy (Linkardstown) 2nd- Sean Kirwan (Tinryland) 3rd- Conor Nolan (Tinryland)

Boys Under 10 60m Hurdles: 1st- Edward Byrne (Chapelstown), 2nd- Colin Townsend (Linkardstown), 3rd- Mark Curran (Linkardstown)

Boys Under 10 100m: 1st- Donal Curran (Linkardstown) 2nd- Bryan Byrne (Chapelstown) 3rd- Ciaran Townsend (Linkardstown)

Boys Under 10 200m: 1st- Rory Lynch (Bennekerry) 2nd- Brian Dermody (Brownshill), 3rd- Harry Hennessey (Tinryland)

Boys Under 12 100m: 1st- Paul Costello (Castletown), 2nd- James Murphy (Clonmelsh), 3rd- Adam Doyle (Linkardstown)

Boys Under 12 600m: 1st- Declan Ryan (Ballybar), 2nd- Michael Lawlor (Cloughna), 3rd- Eric Bates (Johnstown)

Boys Under 14 80m Hurdles: 1st- Darren Murphy (Ballybar), 2nd- Dean Farrell (Linkardstown) 3rd- Robert Stynes (Tinryland)

Boys Under 14 100m: 1st- Conor Byrne (Ballybar) 2nd- Philip Condron (Rutland) 3rd- Brian Deane (Castletown)

Boys Under 14 800m: 1st- Joey Ryan (Ballybar), 2nd- Patrick Kelly (Linkardstown) 3rd- Padraig Whelan (Ballycrogue)

Boys Under 16 1500m: 1st- Patrick Byrne (Linkardstown) 2nd- Michael Bolger (Kernanstown)

The field events will take place in the Parochial Fields, Tinryland tonight (Wednesday) at 7 pm while there will be relay trials on Tuesday May 20th at 7 pm.

County Athletics Championships

There were some fine performances by Tinryland athletes at the Carlow Track and Field Championships in Ardattin on Sunday last. The following were successful: Stephanie Murphy (1st Girls Under 12 100m), Eleanor McDonald (1st Girls Under 13 600m), Amanda Cassidy (1st Girls Under 14 100m), Deirdre Doyle (1st Girls Under 15 800m), Paula Murphy (2nd Girls Under 13 80m), 1st team in Girls Under 13 Relay, 2nd team in Girls Under 15 relay, Donal Curran (2nd Boys Under 10 80m), Philip Condron (1st Boys Under 15 100m), Patrick Mullins (1st Boys Under 15 800m), Niall Murphy (1st Boys Under 16 100m), Patrick Mullins (2nd Boys Under 15 100m),

Swimming Finals

The Area 11 Swimming Finals will be held in Graiguecullen Pool on Saturday next, May 17th. Swimmers are asked to be at the pool at 12 .15 pm on the day.
For further information please contact Jacinta Doyle at 41312 or Mary Gaule at 46404.


There was another great turnout at Mount Wolseley golf and Country club in Tullow on Wednesday last for the 2nd annual Tinryland G.F.C. golf classic. Over 130 golfers representing 34 teams took part in the popular event in aid of club development funds.
At the end of a great days golf the team representing Moore Haulage came out on top ahead of last years winners Clogrennane lime. Third place was filled by a team representing Brennan Motors with Ollie Penders team 4th. The nearest the pin prize went to John Doyle representing M & H Furniture while Richie Moore representing Carlow Hurling Club won the longest drive award. At the awards dinner afterwards in Mount Wolseley Hotel Tinryland G.F.C. chairman Ned Deane complimented all the golfers who supported the event and he thanked the organising committee for a job well done. Many former members of the club travelled long distances to play in the golf classic.

Teams from Tinryland G.F.C. will be in action at both adult and juvenile level this coming weekend. On Friday evening the u16 team will be away to the O'Hanrahan's at 7.30 p.m.
The u12 team will play Eire Og at home on Saturday evening at 6.p.m. Sunday will see the u21 team in action in the Co. Semi Final against Mount Leinster Rangers while on Monday next the u14 (A) team are away to Muinebheag at 7.30 p.m. while the u14 (B) team are at home to Askea at 7.30 p.m.

Over 50 juvenile members of Tinryland G.F.C. travelled to Croke Park on Sunday last for the Bank of Ireland Leinster S.F.C. games.
Willie Power, Park made his inter-county debut in midfield for Carlow in the Leinster Championship against Westmeath in Croke Park on Sunday.
The Tinryland GFC Player scored a fine point in the game and was outstanding throughout. Paul Doyle and Garry Morrissey were unused substitutes on the day.
Well done to the u14 girls team from Bennekerry-Tinryland Ladies Football club who recently Qualified for Feile Peil Na Nog 2003 which takes place in Galway in July.
The recent bag-packing venture in Tesco's was a great success raising over 2000 euros
for club funds. Training sessions continue on Mondays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m. in Tinryland G.F.C. grounds Rathcrogue.

Player of the Year

Congratulations to John Murphy, Linkardstown, who the Carlow CBS Under 16 Footballer of the Year Award for 2003. John was also the winner of the Under 14 Player of the Year Award for 2001.

(Photo enclosed)

Girls Football

Bennekerry/Tinryland Under 12 Girls Football Team had their second win in the competition beating St. Mullin's by 2-5 to 0-0.
Best for B/Tinryland were backs C Townsend, P Murphy, midfielders J L Doyle and Aisling Kinsella and forwards A Dwyer, A Byrne and Z Curran.
The team was S Sheehy, C Townsend, C Butler, T Curran, R Fields, P Murphy, K Doyle, J L Doyle, E Lowry, A Curran, A Dwyer, S Cleary, A Byrne, Z Curran, D Kelly, A Kinsella, R McCarthy and A Kinsella.


35 Fifth and Sixth Class Pupils from Tinryland NS will receive their Confirmation in St. Joseph's Church, Tinryland tomorrow (Thursday).
The ceremony will be celebrated in Tinryland for the first time by Bishop Jim Moriarty, Bishop of Kildare and Leighlin, assisted by Rev. John McEvoy PP Tinryland.
The ceremony commences at 5 pm. Those being confirmed and their sponsors are asked to be in their places at 4.45 pm.

New Enrolments for Tinryland NS

Parents wishing to enrol children for September 1st 2003 in Tinryland NS should do so over the next few weeks. Enrolment forms can be obtained from the school secretary or by taking your child to see class teacher Mrs. Finnerty after 2 pm any afternoon from now until May 23rd.

Pilgrimage to Medjugorge

There will be a pilgrimage to Medjugorge from June 27th for 7 nights. The cost is 448 Euro with flights from Dublin Airport. There will be half board accommodation in a private house and it includes a full religious programme. For further information please contact Margaret at 086-3254931.

Pilgrimage to Knock

The St. Joseph's Young Priests Society Pilgrimage to Knock takes place on Saturday June 28th. The cost is 15 Euro per person.
The society is also planning a pilgrimage to Lourdes from October 2nd to 7th this year. For further information contact Josie Kelly at 087-8324656.


Under 12 Cup
Parkville 0- St Josephs 3

St Josephs reached the semi-final of the cup with a very good all round team display against a good Parkville team on Saturday. For the first time in ages every player did their own job well whilst supporting each other. Joey's scored their first early when after some nice passing Pauric Whelan was on hand to send the ball to the net. Shortly after Jeff Sutton made it 2-0 and from here in there was only going to be one winner. The second half saw Matthew O Toole score a fine goal to give Joey's a convincing win. Joey Ryan, Brian Shiels and Ryan Curran performed to their best in this good all round team display. These young players deserve your support and it would be great to see a big turn out at the semi-final.

Under 14 Cup
Killoughternane 3- St Josephs 2

Joey's bowed out of this year's cup after a very exciting game in Borris. The home side started strongly but with Colm Delaney playing his best game this year the home side despite dominating did not get one clear shot at goal. Joey's took the lead when a good ball down the right from Ambrose Doran was taken in his stride by Jeff Abbot who fired a great shot into the net. HT 0-1
The second half was a hard fought game with some really hard tackles by both sides in a bid to win the game. The home side scored 2 goals within a minute and looked to be home and dry when a cross from the right helped by the wind found the net to leave the score at 3-1. Most thought the game was over at this stage but Joey's continued to work hard and scored a good goal by Ross Coyle to make the last 8 minutes very nervy. Joey's can hold their heads up after this very spirited performance. Colm Delaney, Ambrose Doran and Ciaran Farrell were outstanding.

Under 12 Cup

Missing key players from their fine win last week this young squad found the going really tough against title challengers Killoughternane. Joeys started well and held out for the first 15 minutes but after Killoughternane scored their first goal the shape was lost and four further goals before half time said the contest was over. Despite the efforts of Kevin Barret, Brian Deane, Ruari Keenan and Patrick Brannigan Joeys could not get back in the game. This young side has shown great character this season, which will stand them in good stead next season when they are all under age again.

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